Music Director & Recording Deron "DB" Bell has shared the stage with many national recording artists opening for: Kim Waters Gillys Boney James, Walter Beasley TROTWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL - Mint Condtion, The Stylistics, Pieces of a Dream SAWYER POINT PARK - Kirk Franklin DAYTON CONVENTION CENTER -  Alex Bugnon Gillys and Jazz in The Park Lounge Marion Meadows GILLY'S, The WARE Banquet Center and Cincinnati - Peabo Bryson and Kelly Price RIVERSCAPE - Cameo and The Deele WEST VIRGINIA - James Brown, Marvin Sapp, Howard Hewitt and The Manhattans DAYTON HARA ARENA - Phill Perry at THE WARE BANQUET CENTER and THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS tha also included The Barkay's and Tom Brown - The SOS Band and Trouble Funk RICHMOND INDIANA -  Mel Waters and The Floater's 801 UNION HALL and Oletta Adams VICTORIA THEATER. "DB" has played in concert on drums and keyboards for: Kirk Whalum Sawyer Point Park and THE DAYTON MASONIC TEMPLE - Zapp with Shirley Murdock DAYTON HARA ARENA - Pamela Williams THE 88 CLUB - Thomas Troutman "No More Pressure TOUR" as his Music Director,  Bootsy Collins GREATER CINCINNATI URBAN LEAGUE GALA - New Horizon, Mark Woods (Lead Singer of Lakeside) GILLY'S - Rance Allen SPRINGFIELD, OH. CHURCH - Miles Jaye DAYTON MEMORIAL HALL and "DB" on BASS Guitar for Nikki Ross RIVERSCAPE DAYTON, OH. and Keyboardist for D-FUNK (The Dayton Funk All-Stars).

Bell has also performed on drums with the GMWA (Dayton, OH. Chapter Choir) and The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, formerly directed by Isaiah Jackson. Bell also has performed for The Blue Man Group, Lion King, Young Frankenstein, Wicked, Jersey Boys Cast and Pre-show Parties at the Shuster Center and is currently the Music Director of The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) In the Spirit Of... production since 2009 that included national recording artists Kirk Whalum and Shirley Murdock, as well as a 100-Voice community choir and full band. The DCDC 2010 Tour titled "Highest Praise" is sweeping the country followed up with the 2011 Winter Concert "In The Spirit of... The Spirit Within Production and Summer 2012 In The Spirit of... REJOICE! featuring a Children's, Youth, and Adult Choir featuring Shirley Murdock and other Local Artist. The 2016 production is scheduled for the month of March with once again Mr. Bell as Music Director. Bell is also a BMI Song Writer and Member since 1988. He also was a former Grammy Award active voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS)

Band Cost

Average Cost is estimated only within the Dayton, Ohio area and for two 40 minute sets.

SOLO PIANO - $150.00 Per Hour

TRIO Band - Piano, Drums and Vocalist, Guitar or Horn $400.00 - $600.00 w/small sound system

Eight pc. Band $1,500.00 - $2,000.00 in the Dayon , Oh area and includes sound system 

DJ Services can be added 

If a larger sound system is needed that we can and will provide? it is an additional cost.$300 - $3000.00 Depending on venue room size.





Backline Rider for The Deron Bell Band

Keyboard Player 1: Deron Bell One Roland, Yamaha or Korg Digital Piano - 88 Keys Bottem Tier, One Roland, Yamaha or Korg keyboard (Aux. Horn and String Sounds) and One additional single tier keyboard stand (DB will bring his Talk Box keyboard and Mic for that open provided keyboard stand) - 61 or 76 keys Top Tier, both keyboards with sustain pedals on a two tier keyboard stand. 1-drum seat, 1- keyboard amp and audio cables with 4 stereo Inputs (Roland 550) or 8 channel mixer and VOCAL MIC on a boom stand. (Monitor)

Keyboard Player 2: One Roland, Yamaha or Korg Digital Piano - 88 Keys Bottem Tier, 1 Roland, Yamaha or Korg keyboard (Aux. Horn and String Sounds) - 61 or 76 keys Top Tier, both keyboards with sustain pedals on a two tier stand. 1-drum seat, 1- keyboard amp and audio cables with 4 stereo Inputs (Roland 550) or 8 channel mixer and VOCAL MIC on a boom stand. (Monitor)

Drums:Yamaha, Ludwig or Pearl drum set, bass drum 22” with a double bass pedal. Two rack Toms, Two Floor Toms,  Two snare drums on stands (one is a back up snare), Zildjian cymbals, 6 heavy-duty cymbal stands, 14inch quick-beat hi-hats, 15k dark crash thin brilliant, 17k crash thin brilliant and 18k crash And 20k ride,  20 Or 22 China, all heavy-duty cymbal and hi-hat stands * Pedal must be single or double-chain *Please have an extra snare, or A 5pc. Standard Professional set with compatible cymbals. (Monitor)

Percussion:Set of bongos on a stand, chimes on a stand and one crash cymbal on a stand. (Monitor)

SAX: One saxophone mic (Monitor)

Bass Guitar: Amp: SWR 750, bass guitar amp or Eden 800 World Traveler Speaker: 2 Swr Goliath III 1 15’ premium guitar cable, 2 guitar stands. or (A Good Rig Compatible) (Monitor)

Guitar Rig: Roland: Amp. JC-120 (1) guitar stand or (A Good Rig Compatible) (Monitor)

Vocal Mics - 4 Total

One Lead Mic Wireless (Monitor)

One Sax Mic (Monitor)

One Vocal Mic at each keyboard station on a boom stand already listed above with a (Monitor).

Beverages and Towels: On Table Backstage

Bottled Waters, Gatorade (Grape and Orange) and 10 Towels


Band Cost, Deposits, Lodging, Meals, Dressing Rooms, Photos, CD Sales, Radio Inteviews, Promotional Stops, Travel Information and Ground Transportation.


INPUT LIST -DERON BELL BAND also available at

1 Kick Drum

2 Snare Drum

3 Hi Hat

4 Tom 1

5 Tom 2

6 Floor Tom

7 Drum Overhead - Left

8 Drum Overhead - Right

9 Lead Vocal on Straight Stand Cordless Mic

10 Keyboard Player 1 Deron Bell Vocal on Boom Stand

11 Keyboard Player 2 Vocal on Boom Stand

12 Background Vocalist on Boom Stand

13 Bass Rig D.I.

14 Sax - Wireless Unit D.I.

15 Talk Box D.I.

16 Sampler D.I.  (in Deron Bells Pit)

17 Keyboard Mixer (L) Deron

18 Keyboard Mixer (R) Deron

19 Keyboard Mixer (L) Keyboard Player 2 

20 Keyboard Mixer (R) Keyboard Player 2 

21 Percussionist - Stereo Left DI

22 Percussionist - Stereo Right DI